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Emma Woolgatherer
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Henny Penny

#1 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 22nd, 2010, 3:42 pm

For some reason, I've just remembered a silly word game my friends and I used to play at school back in the 1970s. It was called Henny Penny, and I thought it might be worth trying as a Club Soda game. The idea is to think of a rhyming pair of words that sit together in a fairly meaningful way, to state how many syllables they each have by saying whether the pair is a Hen Pen, a Henny Penny, or a Hennikin Pennikin, and then giving a clue to the meaning. The words can be an ordinary pair of rhyming words, like "cold mould" (Hen Pen: chilly fungus), or a rhyming compound, or reduplicative, where one or both of the words might be a nonsense word, like "teeny-weeny" (Henny Penny: extremely small). The person who gets the correct rhyming pair then gives their own clue. Hope that makes sense.

Oh well, here goes:


Henny Penny: unpleasantness above the eyes

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Re: Henny Penny

#2 Postby Vicky » December 22nd, 2010, 4:16 pm

I many have got this idea totally wrong, but could the answer be sinus-itis?

And if I need to provide the next one....

Henny Penny:William isn't sensible

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Re: Henny Penny

#3 Postby animist » December 22nd, 2010, 4:27 pm

Silly Billy


Hen Pen: Chill Xmas

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Re: Henny Penny

#4 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 22nd, 2010, 4:53 pm

Vicky wrote:I many have got this idea totally wrong, but could the answer be sinus-itis?
Ah, no. I didn't explain it properly. The two words (or two parts of a hyphenated compound word) have to rhyme fully; "sinus" doesn't rhyme with "itis". Let me answer animist's

cool Yule


and give another clue to my first one

Henny Penny: nasty brow

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Re: Henny Penny

#5 Postby philbo » December 22nd, 2010, 4:55 pm

Cool Yule?
ETA.. D'OH Emma got there first...

Emma- is yours a "horrid forehead"?

H-P: simple, and like it's made with small green vegetables

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Re: Henny Penny

#6 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 22nd, 2010, 4:58 pm

philbo wrote:Emma- is yours a "horrid forehead"?
Yep!
philbo wrote:H-P: simple, and like it's made with small green vegetables
Easy-peasy? If so, you have to say Henny Penny, to show how many syllables it is. (Hey, I didn't make the rules, and we were only twelve. :D )

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Re: Henny Penny

#7 Postby philbo » December 22nd, 2010, 5:00 pm

OIC.. missed that bit of the explanation, and my natural laziness took over.

Yes, that one was easy-peasy.. and so was the answer.

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Re: Henny Penny

#8 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 22nd, 2010, 5:05 pm

Forgot the clue:


Henny Penny: comparatively diminutive gatekeeper

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Re: Henny Penny

#9 Postby animist » December 22nd, 2010, 5:18 pm

not sure it is right, but I like it: Lite-r Peter


Henny Penny: irritating and possibly addictive limb-moving game you might be doing at a Xmas party

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Re: Henny Penny

#10 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 22nd, 2010, 5:24 pm

animist wrote:not sure it is right, but I like it: Lite-r Peter
Tsch! Can't let you get away with that. It doesn't rhyme! The stressed vowels have to rhyme. (The second syllables are correct, though.)

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Re: Henny Penny

#11 Postby philbo » December 22nd, 2010, 5:29 pm

Petiter?

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Re: Henny Penny

#12 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 22nd, 2010, 5:38 pm

:) No, that would be three syllables, so not a proper Henny Penny. But I meant that the second syllable of each word was correct: —er —er.

Alternative clue: Cole has lost a few inches

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Re: Henny Penny

#13 Postby Dave B » December 22nd, 2010, 5:46 pm

animist wrote:not sure it is right, but I like it: Lite-r Peter


Henny Penny: irritating and possibly addictive limb-moving game you might be doing at a Xmas party


hokey cokey

Henny Penny: canine and feline
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Re: Henny Penny

#14 Postby animist » December 22nd, 2010, 6:53 pm

Emma's: Shorter Porter, I assume - sorry, Miss, about my earlier miss (well, it is my name and I am not huge, so...also, you COULD pronounce litre to rhyme with (gatekeeper, St) Peter)

Dave's: Doggy and Moggy?

Mine: Henny Penny: In closed session - shh!!

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Re: Henny Penny

#15 Postby getreal » December 23rd, 2010, 1:15 pm

Geez! What kind of school did you go to, Emma?

My school was much less cerebral. Here is a picture of my beloved headmistress,
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Re: Henny Penny

#16 Postby Dave B » December 23rd, 2010, 1:22 pm

animist wrote:Emma's: Shorter Porter, I assume - sorry, Miss, about my earlier miss (well, it is my name and I am not huge, so...also, you COULD pronounce litre to rhyme with (gatekeeper, St) Peter)

Dave's: Doggy and Moggy?

Mine: Henny Penny: In closed session - shh!!


I know it's not right but I want to say "shutty uppy"!
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Re: Henny Penny

#17 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » December 23rd, 2010, 2:03 pm

Is it "hugger-mugger"?


If so, how about:

Henny Penny: diminishing supply of firewood


getreal wrote:Geez! What kind of school did you go to, Emma?
Actually, it was quite St Trinianesque when I was there. But the way we played this game, it seemed much easier!

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Re: Henny Penny

#18 Postby Dave B » December 23rd, 2010, 2:05 pm

dwindling kindling

Hennle Pennle: a very small portion of preserved vegetables
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Re: Henny Penny

#19 Postby Nick » December 23rd, 2010, 2:51 pm

ickle pickle?

weenie beanie?


:sad2:

I doubt it....

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Re: Henny Penny

#20 Postby Dave B » December 23rd, 2010, 4:21 pm

Nick wrote:ickle pickle?

weenie beanie?


:sad2:

I doubt it....
Well, you were right on the first one, Nick!

I was going to make it a "baby sized portion . . ." but thought that would be too obvious.

Over to you >

PS: Emma, did I do right to make the end of the Henn... etc. have the same sound as the answer, or is it a case of Henn for all consonant endings and Henny for all vowel endings?
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